Work / Film

Beautiful short film by After the Flood visualising Titanic with elegance and restraint

Back in 1997 you couldn’t move for mentions of Titanic as James Cameron’s blockbuster swept all in its path, but if you thought we’d hit saturation point, you were wrong. To mark the doomed ship’s centenary this week, everything from TV shows to tribute cruises (creepy) have hit the headlines and the mania has reached fever pith (Kate and Leo are back too in 3D). Amid all the madness though this film After the Flood produced for the BBC History website is a rare beacon of sanity – beautifully made, informative and restrained. The doyens of data visualisation have done it again.